Archive for November, 2010

Nov201030

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Today is the last day to get your entries in for the “business packaging / holiday packaging contest“!

Shinn Shots Photography

In the last week I’ve had holiday festivities, sessions, a birthday, and now we have the flu all up in here. But I’m getting to each entry as I can and will be posting the as-yet-unpublished ones starting next week.

If you want to participate this is your last-minute warning to do so! You can find more details about the prizes and how to enter here at the contest page.

(Holiday packaging image above courtesy of Shinn Shots Photography.)

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Nov201029

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emera bags

See my review of emera bags here…this is an awesome promotion!


Move over, boxy boring camera carrier. There’s a new bag in town. She’s well bred and chic yet knows how to hang. An ideal merger of function and style, this is the Classic Canvas, designed to store and protect your professional photo gear. Worry not about your prized DSLR, your pricey lenses and sensitive power supply stuff. Seven padded compartments offer customizable stashing – plus there’s room for magazines, laptop and vitamin water.

• Water-resistant cotton canvas with soft leather straps and trim
• Full zipper top for security
• Quick-access outside pocket on each side for phone, keys, ID
  badge and emergency mints
• Generous interior zip pocket for very important accessories
• Large interior compartment for iPad, magazines, file folders
  and things
• Modular Velcro dividers for flexible stashing
• Durable canvas lining
• Small metal feet to help protect the base

Measures: 15” Width x 11” Height x 6” Depth.

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Nov201023

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Still catching up here and everywhere else, so I’m posting new “business packaging / holiday packaging contest” entries as I can individually – make sure you scroll to the previous entry each time you visit so you don’t miss anything!

Up next is Christina McCall of Christina McCall Photography

Since chocolate brown and kraft are already a part of my packaging / branding, I raided my ribbon and button stashes plus Etsy and took advantage of a Hobby Lobby sale to find Christmas-y items that complimented what I already had.

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To get this look:
1. Boxes: Kraft — NPD Box Company; chocolate — Paper Source
2. Envelopes: Paper Source
3. Ribbon: Hobby Lobby & Wal Mart
4. Buttons: Buttons Galore & More
5, Rustic Snowflakes: Hobby Lobby
6. Holiday Tags: Pearliebird.etsy.com

Thank you Christina – très magnifique!

If you’d like to enter the contest – the awesome prizes are a $20 gift certificate to Paper Source and a $100 gift certificate to HB Photo Packaging – send in one (or more) photos of your business packaging. It can be your everyday packaging, something special for the holidays, or both!

Happy wrapping! Send photos to Robyn [robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com] thru Tuesday, November 30th.

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Nov201023

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Still catching up here and everywhere else, so I’m posting new “business packaging / holiday packaging contest” entries as I can individually – make sure you scroll to the previous entry each time you visit so you don’t miss anything!

Up next is Julie Oliver of Julie MayRee Photography

My brand spankin’ new packaging…

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Achieve this look‘ info now added to the comments:
1. Awesome new custom logo by Jess at Lemondrop Stop Backdrops
2. Boxes from none other than h-bphoto.com
3. Die cut business cards / matching stickers from blackriverimaging.com
4. All the bling, ribbon & goodies from Michael’s Arts and Crafts stores

This is one of those packaging concepts where I wondered ‘why didn’t I think of that myself‘ (especially after all those years with Gasparilla when living in Tampa) – beautiful work Julie!


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Before I go, I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite new (to me) sites. I was sent the link last night and I’ve been combing through it page-by-page and cheating the clock ever since!

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Drop by Nice Package when you can. I will not be responsible for any lost productivity, however – you have been warned!


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If you’d like to enter the packaging contest we’ve got going on, the awesome prizes are a $20 gift certificate to Paper Source and a $100 gift certificate to HB Photo Packaging – send in one (or more) photos of your business packaging. It can be your everyday packaging, something special for the holidays, or both!

Happy wrapping! Send photos to Robyn [robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com] thru Tuesday, November 30th.

Check back often – more to follow!
Robyn

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Nov201022

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Still catching up here and everywhere else, so I’m posting new “business packaging / holiday packaging contest” entries as I can individually – make sure you scroll to the previous entry each time you visit so you don’t miss anything!

Up next is Jessica Lewis of KRAFTandJUTE.com

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A few pictures of our packaging.. and some holiday gift bags! All the products and photos are on our website KRAFTandJUTE.com.

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Love everything about this Jessica – thank you for sharing it!

If you’d like to enter the contest – the awesome prizes are a $20 gift certificate to Paper Source and a $100 gift certificate to HB Photo Packaging – send in one (or more) photos of your business packaging. It can be your everyday packaging, something special for the holidays, or both!

Happy wrapping! Send photos to Robyn [robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com] thru Tuesday, November 30th.

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Nov201021

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I’ve worked all week and have two weekend sessions, so I’m just going to start posting new “business packaging / holiday packaging contest” entries as I can individually – make sure you scroll down to the previous entry to check so you don’t miss anything!

Up next is Rachael de Azevedo of Rachael May Photography

My inspiration came from two sources, my desire to keep it simple and natural and my desire to connect with my clients on a deeper level. Not through beauty only…but with words.

I have decided to include quotes on my packaging that will apply to the session…family, babies, couples, birth, etc. Something a little extra to touch their hearts.

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Here is how to get the look:
1. white boxes from H-B Photo Packaging
2. blue wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby (cut using scrapbooking scissors)
3. ribbon from Jo-Ann’s
4. quotes from scrapbooking store or Michael’s
5. paper flowers from Michael’s

I’m a quote-a-holic, Rachael – this is just lovely!

If you’d like to enter the contest – the awesome prizes are a $20 gift certificate to Paper Source and a $100 gift certificate to HB Photo Packaging – send in one (or more) photos of your business packaging. It can be your everyday packaging, something special for the holidays, or both!

Happy wrapping! Send photos to Robyn [robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com] thru Tuesday, November 30th.

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Nov201020

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I’ve worked all week and have two more sessions today and tomorrow, so I’m just going to start posting new “business packaging / holiday packaging contest” entries as I can individually – make sure you scroll down to the previous entry to check so you don’t miss anything!

Up next is Heather Beadles of Heather Beadles Photography & Design

I’ve struggled with knowing how to package large canvases so that (1) the client could easily get them home, (2) they would be cute and not in the shipping box, (3) not cost an arm and a leg, and (4) protect the canvases. So…I decided to get out my sewing machine and play. Besides, I LOVE burlap and floral fabrics!

This past weekend I made very rough-sewn bags out of cheap burlap and twill lining fabrics, along with a floral that matches my logo colors. I am NOT a great seamstress…I even sewed the seams on the outside…burlap on the outside, the twill on the inside! My logo is printed onto printable fabric 8.5×11 fabric sheets and sewn on. I got everything at Hobby Lobby. I’m not totally happy with the ribbons….but didn’t have time to order a darker red grosgrain ribbon to match. The fabric “envelopes” were a cinch and perfect for DVD cases, prints (all of which are in plastic from Clear Bags), and albums.

Honestly, the bags took me too much time, but I wrote down my dimensions and next time it will go a lot quicker. (A rotary cutter / mat is a must!). I’m able to do this because I limit my sessions to only 2-3 per month right now. When I start getting busier (i.e., when the kids are in school), I’ll probably hire someone to mass-produce these. My prices are high enough that I feel like if I’m selling an album or canvas for $1000+, the least I can do is provide a cute bag. My clients have LOVED them and are using them for other things…all while carrying my logo around town! My marketing/branding hopefully communicates very custom photography, so these really fit because they are custom made.

In the photograph, the largest bag is for a 20×30 gallery wrapped canvas. The other two medium-sized bags are for a 16×16 and 16×20 canvas. I left the canvases in the plastic and the sheet of foam that they were shipped in for even more protection. I love how they turned out!

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Wow Heather – I love this idea! They look fantastic!

If you’d like to enter the contest – the awesome prizes are a $20 gift certificate to Paper Source and a $100 gift certificate to HB Photo Packaging – send in one (or more) photos of your business packaging. It can be your everyday packaging, something special for the holidays, or both!

Happy wrapping! Send photos to Robyn [robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com] thru Tuesday, November 30th.

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Nov201020

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button close your eyes and make a wish!

I’ve worked all week and have two more sessions today and tomorrow, so I’m just going to start posting new “business packaging / holiday packaging contest” entries as I can individually – make sure you scroll down to the previous entry to check so you don’t miss anything!

Up next is Brook Rieman of Brook Rieman Photography

I use a rubber stamp and silver embossing powder to create a raised logo on my boxes. Same treatment on the note card. I have found that this is an extremely economical way to go. Boxes are from HB Photo Packaging and wrapping paper is from Target. My website is brookrieman.com.

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Just stunning Brook – love the silver embossing powder idea!

If you’d like to enter the contest – the awesome prizes are a $20 gift certificate to Paper Source and a $100 gift certificate to HB Photo Packaging – send in one (or more) photos of your business packaging. It can be your everyday packaging, something special for the holidays, or both!

Happy wrapping! Send photos to Robyn [robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com] thru Tuesday, November 30th.

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Nov201020

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I’ve worked all week and have two more sessions today and tomorrow, so I’m just going to start posting new “business packaging / holiday packaging contest” entries as I can individually – make sure you scroll down to the previous entry to check so you don’t miss anything!

Up next is Cori Derksen of Derksen Photography

I’m a photographer in Central California – Fresno to be exact. I specialize in newborn photography and also photograph families and children. My website is derksenphotography.com and my blog is derksenphotographyblog.com. These are some pictures of my everyday packaging for my clients. I have the most wonderful clients. I love handing them product…pictures of people they love…beautifully packaged. I lean toward simple and clean with a pop of color.

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Vendors used to achieve this look:
• graphic design: danagrogger.com
• kraft boxes: HB Photo Packaging
• kraft bags: bagsandbows.com
• tissue paper: bagsandbows.com
• clear photo bags: clearbags.com
• 4×6 proof books: whcc.com
• cd packaging: Envelopments through a local shop
• cds: LightScribe CDs – I print them myself
• round stickers: Zazzle
• business cards: Overnight Prints
• customized post it notes: VistaPrint
• custom rubber stamps: seller terbearco on Etsy
• business card bags: Michael’s
• ornament thank you cards: Miller’s
• teal ribbon: • kraft bags: bagsandbows.com
• other random fun ribbon: local fabric stores

Thanks so much Cori! Just beautiful!

If you’d like to enter the contest – the awesome prizes are a $20 gift certificate to Paper Source and a $100 gift certificate to HB Photo Packaging – send in one (or more) photos of your business packaging. It can be your everyday packaging, something special for the holidays, or both!

Happy wrapping! Send photos to Robyn [robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com] thru Tuesday, November 30th.

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Nov201015

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I’ve been shooting non-stop for the last week and simply haven’t had time to update the site. And I need my assistant’s time elsewhere as well. The juggle all photographers face at the holidays, I suppose!

So until I catch a break, here’s a quick peek of some of the packaging submitted for the best business packaging / holiday packaging contest (running now through November 30th)…with more to follow soon, I swear!

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I tossed in a couple of my holiday setups from last week / weekend, too. The small Santa bag is from Pottery Barn Kids. (You can see the large size in action here.) The rounded corner image collage is from The Album Cafe.

If you’d like to enter the contest – the awesome prizes are a $20 gift certificate to Paper Source and a $100 gift certificate to HB Photo Packaging – send in one (or more) photos of your business packaging. It can be your everyday packaging, something special for the holidays, or both!

Happy wrapping! Send photos to Robyn [robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com] thru Tuesday, November 30th.

And heads-up – Purple Daisy Kids is having a 99¢ shipping sale from now through December 26th. Enter the code ship99 at checkout.

39 days ’til Christmas!
Robyn

P.S. If you’re waiting to hear from me right now, please be patient. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. I’ll get back to you soon! Promise!

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